Kevin Richardson’s honorary degree covered by multiple local news outlets
At the 2020 Syracuse University Commencement, Kevin Richardson became the first recipient of an honorary undergraduate degree in the University’s history. Richardson, a member of the Exonerated Five, received a bachelor of fine arts in music. As a child Richardson had a dream of attending Syracuse University for music and playing trumpet in the marching band, but his aspirations were halted by his wrongful conviction in the Central Park jogger case at 14 years old. Coverage of the degree conferral ran on CNY Central, Spectrum News, Revolt TV, News 10 Now and Channel 9.